Ex­cite­ment builds at Water­view park

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A sod-turn­ing event on March 27 has kicked off a ma­jor re­vamp of Water­view Re­serve.

The NZ Trans­port Agency is fund­ing the Well Con­nected Al­liance project with sup­port from the Al­bert-Eden Lo­cal Board.

Water­view Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Brett Skeen says once com­plete the re­serve will be a com­mu­nity hub.

‘‘It’s a great as­set for the en­tire com­mu­nity that we can cel­e­brate, en­joy and be proud of,’’ he says.

Tess Wat­son, who was a stu­dent ad­viser on the project, agrees.

‘‘I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to play­ing at the play­ground as it will have wa­ter play fea­tures.’’

The fa­cil­i­ties in­clude a BMX pump track, play­ground, skate park and a bas­ket­ball and vol­ley­ball court.

It will also in­clude im­prove­ments to land­scap­ing in the Oak­ley Creek Her­itage area as well as pedes­trian and cy­cle ac­cess.

The play­ground is ex­pected to be ready by next sum­mer, with the rest of the re­serve opened pro­gres­sively dur­ing 2016.

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